Did you know that in Japan, entering adulthood is being celebrated and has its own public holiday?
If you are going to visit Japan every January, take note of this public holiday!
Yes that's right. They called it Seijin-no-hi (Coming of Age Day) is a Japanese holiday celebrating young people’s graduation into adulthood which is held every second Monday of January (this year last 9th of January)
Every Japanese boy or girl who reaches the age of 20 (the legal age of majority in Japan) between April 2nd of the previous year and April 1st of the current year is invited to join ceremonies throughout Japan celebrating their transition from childhood to adulthood.
After a local government-organized morning or early afternoon Coming of Age ceremony with their family, new adults usually head out to party with their friends and celebrate their new freedom (and responsibility).
What a great way to celebrate your new freedom and privilege of adulthood: you are now legally drink, smoke, visit hostess bars and clubs, you can now gamble, and you can now legally drive!
Young men occasionally wear kimono as well, although we more often see them in suits.